Make your own DIY Frozen Necklaces featuring Elsa, Anna and Olaf Shrinky Dink charms and kid-painted beads.
Elise and I been making kids crafts together during Liam’s naps. We decided to add a few Frozen necklaces to Elise’s handmade Elsa costume to coordinate with her handmade Frozen snowflake headbands and Frozen magical and movable charm bracelets.
These DIY Frozen necklaces are a super fun to wear. Just ask Elsa …oh, I mean Elise.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores sent me a summer crafting box and one of the goodies inside was this bag of 12mm Darice White Pearl Beads. We decided to paint ours and they are cute on their own too. Thank you, Jo-Ann, for inspiring this Frozen necklace!
It’s summer in Chicago so Elise and I got outside and painted her Frozen necklace beads on our roof deck.
Olaf would be proud.
These DIY Elsa necklaces would make a great Frozen birthday party craft idea too – easy to make and everyone loves to watch Shrinky Dinks shrink!
Supplies for making a DIY Frozen Elsa necklace with hand painted beads:
- Kathy’s free Frozen necklace charms printable PDF for shrink plastic – clearly all character rights are Disney, so use this for your own personal crafting only please
- Shrink plastic
- Darice 12MM White Pearl Beads
- 1mm elastic cord
- 7mm jump rings
- Multi-surface craft paint
- Paint brushes
- Straight pins (optional)
How to make a DIY Frozen Elsa necklace with hand painted beads:
Gather your paints, paintbrushes and beads and find a good painting spot.
We set up a piece of styrofoam with pins on it, threaded the pins and stuck them in for easy painting.
The good thing about these beads is that you don’t have to paint the whole thing – letting some of the pearl show is actually cute.
Let them dry.
While the beads are drying, print out the necklace charms onto shrink plastic following the package directions. Go over to my Frozen snowflake headband project for shrinking tips.
Take a jump ring and attach it to the shrunken charm. Cut a piece of elastic to fit the wearer’s neck.
Thread the beads and charm on the necklace.
Tie securely and trim.
Enjoy wearing in Arendelle or a kingdom near you.
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